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Pope Francis delivered his Urbi et Orbi message from St Peter’s Basilica

Pope Francis delivered the Urbi et Orbi message from the balcony of St Peter’s Basilica

‘Love has triumphed over hatred,’ says Holy Father, ‘life has conquered death’

‘By his death and Resurrection, Jesus shows everyone the way to life and happiness’, says Holy Father

‘Truly there are so many tears this Christmas,’ says Pontiff, ‘together with the tears of the Infant Jesus’

Pontiff prays for children ‘abused and exploited under our eyes’ in Urbi et Orbi message

Pontiff says Resurrection shows ‘love makes hope blossom in the wilderness’

Francis prays for peace in Syria, Iraq and South Sudan in Urbi et Orbi message

Pope calls for an end to human trafficking

He tells pilgrims that God’s love is stronger than death